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26th Amendment | Constitution

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The Twenty-Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution was a result of student activism and demonstrations against the Vietnam War.
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AMENDMENT XXVI ARTICLE 2 Today in Civil Rights History: The 26th Amendment Lowers Voting Age to 18

AMENDMENT XXVI ARTICLE 2                  Today in Civil Rights History: The 26th Amendment Lowers Voting Age to 18 | Andrew Paul Amendment26 | Scoop.it

The lowering of the voting age down to 18 is a valuabe amendment to the constitution. July 1 2009 was the 38 anniversary of that amendment. This is practiced by almost every 18 year old citizen when they go out to vote. While there isnt a problem directly affecting the amendment there are many people today who think 18 is to young. While 18 may be the age of an unexperienced person i think they should still have the right to vote becasue they still have a valuable contribution they can provide to the USA.


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26th Amendment | U.S. Constitution | LII / Legal Information Institute

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This is the definition of the 26th Amendment. This Amendment is the scond to last Amendment. It gives you the right to vote when you turn the age of 18. This can not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state by the account of age. Congress has the power to enforce this article.

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This is by no means my video... I just shortened someone's video to put into my slideshow for a project... Their names are listed in the video. Any credit go...
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Repeal the 26th Amendment!

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Analysis: In summary, Ann Coulter was striving to enlighten that the 26th amendment needs to be repealed. As an American citizen, Coulter has the right to say if she wants new laws or take the laws away; in this case, she wants this amendment to be abolished for good. She says this, because she thinks that Obama did not do a good job as the 44th president, by ruining the health care method badly. Furthermore, Ann also claims that the government may eventually let very young people (ex.10 year olds) vote, and give the voters rewards for voting for that specific candidate. Plus, the human mind is not even fully developed until the age of 25, and the frontal lobes are slightly flawed (maintains decision making, judgement, rational thinking, planning ahead-related skills and tools). Finally, Coulter demands that the Republicans should battle for their own electorate, which should mean voters with 100% functioning minds. She adds that in order to be eligible to vote, you need to be capable of purchasing your own health insurance. However, after looking over the editorial, I would most likely disagree with Coulter, except for one reason. For one matter, her mood about this amendment was the exact opposite of what Miranda Rosenberg clarified in her side of the story. An example of this was when she was overreacting about the government allowing 10 year-olds to vote, since I believe the government would not make that move ( would not understand the concept of voting completely enough). Plus, I am shocked to learn that the human mind is not fully functional until age 25, because I believe that even though we all make mistakes, my mind is almost perfectly functional. However, I would minimally agree with her for one motive: the fact that Obama is obtaining alot of electoral votes because everyone was voting for him for the popularity (should be based on how YOU feel). Overall, I will consider the majority of Ann's actions as unnecessary and unconstitutional.


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The 26th Amendment

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In March 1971, Congress passed the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, which set a minimum voting age of 18 for all federal, state and local elections.
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The 26th Amendment

A presentation concerning the 26th Amendment, which grants suffrage to people 18 years and older. - created using PowToon - http://www.powtoon.com/
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Should the U.S. Lower the Voting Age? | Scholastic.com

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Analysis: To sum up, Miranda Rosenberg was practicing her 26th amendment rights, because she believes that 16 year olds are mature enough to vote. However, the right itself was being threatened because of the fact that the government and other people assume 16-/17-year olds are not responsible enough to vote in local elections. In sequence of lowering the voting age, Rosenberg must obtain 489,000 signatures from registered voters in Florida, her home state, although it will take a long while to do so. As a result, many people thought of Miranda's ambition as meaningful and decided to mention more problems, relating to the younger citizens. After reading this article, I would agree with what Miranda had to say. This is because like Miranda, I believe that teenagers become mature once they start their adventures in high school, not for when they go to college. By then, you would not have your parents to support you if you go to a university that is located in another state, only by cell phone or any other means of technology. Another example would be if you wanted to vote for a presidential candidate for president in 2012, but the government would not let you do this. In my perspective, that would be like not only as if the government was treating you like an infant, but it would be violating your 1st amendment rights as well (preventing voter from using freedom of speech based on how he or she feels about who will become president). So, this would be an instance of killing 2 birds with one stone! In the end, I would consider Miranda's righteous act to be constitutional, because of what she did to attempt to lower the voting age not just for Florida, but for everyone else in the nation additionally.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ann Coulter - Repeal the 26th Amendment!

Ann Coulter - Repeal the 26th Amendment! | Andrew Paul Amendment26 | Scoop.it
True, Reagan tied with Carter for the youth vote in 1980 and stole younger voters from Mondale in 1984, but other than that, young voters have consistently embarrassed themselves.
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Op-ed suggests giving children the right to vote - Examiner.com

Op-ed suggests giving children the right to vote - Examiner.com | Andrew Paul Amendment26 | Scoop.it

Examiner.comOp-ed suggests giving children the right to voteExaminer.comHe cites the 15th, 19th and 26th Amendments - changes that gave voting rights to former slaves and women, and the amendment that lowered the voting age to 18 - as reasons to,...


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